BBC World Service - Most Recent
Jul 8, 2011
Tomorrow, the Republic of South Sudan will become the 193rd country of the world. But it takes more than just a name to become a country, as the BBC's Peter Martell explains.
Jul 5, 2011
Researchers from Japan uncover vast underwater deposits of the key materials used to make gadgets from smart phones to laptops, threatening China's dominance as a supplier
Jun 29, 2011
Germany is being asked to pay more than any other country to help bailout Greece, but Germany's citizens resent Greece's opposition to tough budget cuts.
Jun 28, 2011
With an unemployment rate of over 20 percent, and many citizens protesting new wage and budget cuts, many investors have labeled Spain as one of the weaker European economies to watch out for.
Jun 27, 2011
Albania is one of the poorest countries in Europe, and for years, many of its citizens have fled to Greece to look for work. But as Greece faces one of the world's worst fiscal crises, Albanian workers are looking to move again.
Jun 24, 2011
China is deeply invested in Europe, not only with trade partnerships, but also in European real estate. And with all that investment, a Greek default could have major implications for China.
Jun 21, 2011
Both Boeing and Airbus have announced that their long-held dominance of the airplane market is over, as new manufacturers see an increase in orders.
Jun 20, 2011
Internet minders voted today to allow an onslaught of new domain names on themes as varied as company brands, entertainment and political causes.
Jun 16, 2011
Prada is expected to announce the final pricing for its initial public offering later this week in Hong Kong. But a faltering IPO in Hong Kong for Samsonite is raising questions on the wisdom of setting up shop in the city.
Jun 15, 2011
According to Tanzania's opposition party, 13 percent of the country's budget is spent on stipends for members of parliament. Now, many politicians are moving to give up their stipends to help their constituents.